TecTracer (Trace-in-Metal Ltd) are proud to be Gold Sponsors of the National Police Chiefs Council Rural Crime Summit, which is taking place at The Pavillions, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate on Wednesday 25th July 2018.

This event, which will be attended by police chiefs and representatives from all UK police forces provides the forum to establish the national rural crime strategy and the national wildlife crime strategy. 

The forum provides the opportunity for TecTracer to join with other rural crime experts, to present the cutting edge technology that is being used to prevent sheep theft and metal theft. These crime types are prevelent within rural communities and will allow TecTracer to showcase their unique technology that is being used to prevent crime across North Yorkshire and the north of England. 

Senior police officers meeting in Harrogate will have the opportunity to inspect a revolutionary crime prevention system invented by a former Yorkshire detective.Designed by John Minary to prevent the theft of lead from the roofs of churches and heritage buildings, Trace-in-Metal has subsequently been adapted to help in the fight against rural crime.

Its sister product, TecTracer, is being used by an ever-growing number of farmers to protect sheep, farm machinery, vehicles and even beehives, whilst livery yards and stables are turning to it to guard saddles and other valuable equestrian equipment from thieves.  Whilst Trace-in-Metal uses ballistics to fire thousands of microdots into metal sheets “marking” them with a unique identifying code, TecTracer uses raddles to ingrain thousands of coded markers into a sheep’s fleece.


Additionally, signs advertising the TecTracer identification process are positioned around farm buildings and fields, and these are combined with an e-alert early warning system linked to the police, farms, abattoirs and auction houses.

Mr Minary - who partnered a Swedish ballistics expert to create the system - will be attending the National Police Chief’s Council conference with a “protected” LandRover Defender.

The event, which is being held in Harrogate Pavilions on July 25 and will be attended by scores of police chiefs and police and crime commissioners, will see the launch of the National Rural Crime Strategy and the National Wildlife Crime Strategy.  Mr Minary said: “This conference is the perfect platform for TecTracer as it puts our crime prevention system in front of high ranking police officers and PCC’s.

“Last month we were invited by Police Scotland to join them on their stand at the Royal Highland Show, and there was real interest in TecTracer, particularly for those who have previously suffered at the hands of criminals.

“Theft of livestock, vehicles and machinery is an ongoing problem across the whole UK, but more so in the more rural counties such as North Yorkshire.

“One of the key factors in this worrying scenario is a depleting police presence. Because of this, farmers, landowners and stable owners need to be able to protect themselves and their property as best as possible.

“I’m delighted to say that more and more people now see TecTracer as an efficient and effective weapon in the fight against crime.”